Hucknall solider has returned home from Kenya

IMAGE: Lance Corporal Robin Newton a Vehicle Mechanic from the Royal Mechanical and Electrical Engineers out on EXERCISE Askari Serpent making sure 2 Medical Regiment vehicles are roadworthy.

Photographer: Corporal Luisa Scott RLC

ARMY MEDICS REACH OUT TO THE UNREACHED
Army medics are working with the Kenyan government to reach out to villagers in some of the most remote and inaccessible areas of Kenya.
Some 150 reserve and regular personnel from 2 Medical Regiment are currently delivering and teaching healthcare to improve the lives of thousands of villagers, who due to their isolated locations, are unable to gain regular access to healthcare.
The humanitarian Exercise named Exercise ASKARI SERPENT is run in co-operation with the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the Kenyan Defence Force.  It sees the Army medics working alongside members of Kenya's own Defence Medical Services.
By the end of the six-week exercise, the Regiment will have held Health Outreach Clinics in 15 separate locations across three counti
IMAGE: Lance Corporal Robin Newton a Vehicle Mechanic from the Royal Mechanical and Electrical Engineers out on EXERCISE Askari Serpent making sure 2 Medical Regiment vehicles are roadworthy. Photographer: Corporal Luisa Scott RLC ARMY MEDICS REACH OUT TO THE UNREACHED Army medics are working with the Kenyan government to reach out to villagers in some of the most remote and inaccessible areas of Kenya. Some 150 reserve and regular personnel from 2 Medical Regiment are currently delivering and teaching healthcare to improve the lives of thousands of villagers, who due to their isolated locations, are unable to gain regular access to healthcare. The humanitarian Exercise named Exercise ASKARI SERPENT is run in co-operation with the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the Kenyan Defence Force. It sees the Army medics working alongside members of Kenya's own Defence Medical Services. By the end of the six-week exercise, the Regiment will have held Health Outreach Clinics in 15 separate locations across three counti
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A Hucknall solider has returned from an Exercise in Kenya where he helped maintain electrical medical equipment and keeping vehicles on the road.

Lance Corporal Robin Newton, 29, was one of 12 Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) who were part of the six-week programme named Exercise Askari Serpent.

Lance Corporal Newton said: “I really enjoyed it. It was my first time in Kenya.

“I liked the fact I wasn’t just working on the vehicles. I was also responsible for the wiring and the electrics on the camp.

“If anything broke people would come to me to fix it.”